Louisiana online sports betting has been live for a week, and bayou bettors wasted no time getting in on the action. During its first weekend, Louisiana recorded over 3.4 million geolocation transactions. That online activity surpassed New York’s first weekend of mobile betting on a per capita basis.
According to a press release from GeoComply, a company that helps sportsbooks track their customers, the number of unique players in Louisiana sports betting’s first 36 hours represented 3.6% of Louisiana’s adult population. During its opening weekend of mobile betting, New York’s unique players represented 3.3% of its adult population.
It goes without saying that New York is a much bigger market than Louisiana as it had over 17 million total transactions over the first weekend, but the initial activity among Louisiana bettors is a positive sign for the industry moving forward.
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Online sports betting is permitted in 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes. The nine parishes that voted against legalized sports betting are Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Jackson, LaSalle, Sabine, Union, West Carrol, and Winn. These parishes are “geo-fenced out,” and bettors do not have access to bet on their mobile devices. They simply have to drive to other parishes to place sports bets.
Breaking down GeoComply’s volumes, 68% of Louisiana transactions occurred in the southeastern part of the state. Most notably, these transactions encompassed Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the state’s two most populous cities.
The video below displays a pin-drop map showing the volume and location of check-ins from Louisiana players. These markings are not indicative of total wagers, but of total log-ins on mobile sportsbooks. The red shaded areas within state lines indicate the nine parishes where mobile betting is not permitted.
Overall, Louisiana ranked eighth in GeoComply’s transaction volumes during its opening weekend. The Pelican State saw more transaction volume than Indiana, Tennessee, Colorado, and Connecticut.
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Sports Betting Apps Now Available In Louisiana
Along with 10 retail casinos for in-person betting, five mobile sports betting apps are live in Louisiana. The action got started on Jan. 28, and the apps that are available are DraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, BetRivers, and FanDuel.
These sportsbooks have welcome bonus offers for Louisiana bettors to use. Many of these deals feature either a deposit bonus or risk-free bet for the initial wager. Terms and conditions apply.
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